Transdev selects QoS Telecom for bus Wi-Fi using Sierra Wireless LTE gateways
Written by: Laurence Doe | Published:

Sierra Wireless has announced that Transdev, an international transport operator, has selected the French Wi-Fi operator QoS Telecom to deploy and operate Wi-Fi Internet on-board services for its buses using Sierra Wireless AirLink LTE gateways (one of which is pictured right).

QoS Telecom’s Wi-Fi On Board systems are providing location-based services, real time marketing, custom login pages and a pooling solution with business applications such as traveler information system, ticketing and video surveillance. It uses the secure, cloud-based Sierra Wireless AirLink Management Service to monitor the gateways in real time and remotely manage the deployment. All of these capabilities are enabled by IoT solutions connected through public cellular networks.

Sierra Wireless AirLink gateways can be deployed out-of-the-box with no programming requirements and provide data on remote outdoor locations, in-vehicle applications, and distributed retail chains, where cellular gateways securely gather and transmit data to people, assets and enterprises. With solutions for a range of applications, including multi-network use cases, nearly two million Sierra Wireless gateways are deployed globally in transit, first responder vehicles and commercial fleets. Wi-Fi hotspots managed by QoS Telecom, which specifically targets transit companies, provide on-board Wi-Fi services to more than three million people in Europe.

“QoS Telecom provides a complete turnkey package, from feasibility study to day-to-day operations with the highest quality of service,” said Jean-Luc Volcovici, CEO of QoS Telecom. “We’ve been integrating [Sierra Wireless] AirLink cellular gateways into many European deployments because they deliver rugged, reliable, leading-edge LTE performance designed for a vehicle environment.”

“Sierra Wireless AirLink LTE gateways are designed to make it easy for customers to deploy mobile networking solutions in many environments, including in-vehicle networking applications,” said Jason Krause, senior VP and GM, Enterprise Solutions, Sierra Wireless. “Managing a fleet of mobile gateways can be a challenging task. You need to maintain multiple configurations, update software, and remotely diagnose reported issues. With our cloud-based AirLink Management Service, customers can easily handle all of these tasks, while efficiently managing operating costs.”

[To read more about on-board connectivity buses, see our recent feaure on this topic: All aboard: No fuss connecting the bus – Ed]

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